Celebration of Civil marriages is governed by the Marriage Act, Cap 251. The Registrar General is gazetted as the Registrar of Marriages for Kampala
whereas the Chief Administrative Officers are gazetted as the Registrars of Marriages for districts outside Kampala.
Civil Marriages take place at the offices of these Registrars.
Who is eligible to contract a Civil Marriage?
Every person who is single, aged 18 years and above and is not party to a subsisting marriage is eligible to contract a civil Marriage